Mentor A Formerly Homeless Individual
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Union Station Homeless Services
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Union Station Homeless Services
825 East Orange Grove Boulevard
Our mission is to help individuals and families rebuild their lives and end homelessness. Working together with other service providers throughout the San Gabriel Valley, we provide a full continuum of care to help our homeless community members to help them become stable and self-sufficient. We carefully craft our programs to give homeless families and individuals everything they need from the time they walk through our doors, until the time they have keys to their own apartment.
The mentor program seeks to build community by pairing a volunteer ally with formerly homeless individuals/families to empower them in accomplishing life goals, provide support, and to be a friend. Our goal is that by creating this sense of community and support, people will stay housed and stigmas of homelessness will be reduced.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Mentors will work one on one with clients for a 6 month period of time, 4 times a month.
Requirements: Mentors must be over the age of 18, able to commit to 6 months of mentoring, and able to commit to meeting up 4 times a week with mentee.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Apply: Submit a mentor application online.
Interview: Once we receive your application, we’ll schedule a short interview with USHS staff and a background check.
Train: If you are a fit for the program, you will go through the volunteer and 3-hour mentor training programs.
Match: Our team will match you with an individual seeking a mentor.